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The Xinjiang problem of German automakers

The Toutunhe economic zone near Urumqi. Among other things, car parts are produced here in an area the size of Cologne.

Steel, aluminum, copper, rare earths – according to a study, China’s manufacturers of industrial metals are closely involved in human rights violations in Xinjiang. The findings of the study by the British University of Sheffield Hallam also put German automakers under pressure. Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are directly or indirectly supplied by numerous companies in these sectors.

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